ridesharing safety News

Uber Adds Safety Features to App, Strengthens Driver Background Checks

Uber will start doing annual criminal background checks on U.S. drivers and hire a company that constantly monitors criminal arrests as it tries to do a better job of keeping riders safe. The move announced Thursday is one of several …

Aite Group: Ridesharing Drivers Safer Than Regular Drivers

Publicly available data on how ridesharing drivers truly fare versus average American drivers is limited. Even the U.S. insurance industry, which has responded well to ridesharing over the past 18 months, lacks insights into ridesharing drivers’ risk profile. Aite Group’s …

Massachusetts Bill Calls for Uber Background Checks, No Fingerprinting

State lawmakers unveiled a bill that would regulate ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft with a requirement that drivers undergo rigorous criminal background checks but not fingerprinting. The House Financial Services Committee on Friday released its version of a bill, …

Concerns Arise Over Safety of Uber Versus Taxi Rides

The deadly shooting rampage in Kalamazoo, Michigan, raises anew a question that has dogged Uber and other taxi competitors: Their rides may be cheaper and more convenient than a cab, but are they as safe? It’s not just whether Uber’s …